NEW YORK, Dec 9- Stock markets worldwide rose on Monday and the euro climbed to a six-week high against the dollar after Chinese trade and inflation data boosted optimism about the global economy.» Read More
U.S. futures look higher, even after global weakness. German and Italian bond auctions help the European markets. Oil slips ahead of the OPEC meeting. And in Asia, markets slide on choppy trade in Europe and Fed anxieties. The focus continues to be on Europe.
The European rally fades as German Chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly rejects a bailout fund increase. Oil and gas stocks are among best performers in Europe. U.K. inflation hits an annual rate of 4.8 percent. The euro falls below a key level. And Moody's puts 8 Spanish banks on review for a possible downgrade, with CNBC's Simon Hobbs, Bertha Coombs, Rick Santelli, Gary Kaminsky, Melissa Lee and Stephen Weiss, Short Hills Capital.
Europe clouds the market and the Swiss expect slowness - it's time for your FX Fix.
Europe is back to its best levels of the day after a Spanish T-bill auction sees higher demand and lower yields than expected. Also, will Commerzbank need state aid?
U.S. futures look more positive today after a tough day yesterday. Europe is mostly up following a successful Spanish debt auction. And Asia is off again over credibility concerns over the European debt solution.
Russian stocks and the rouble held above their two-week lows, but analysts said that, at least until Dec. 24, investors would be better off staying away from Russia.
A look at how the slump in emerging market is causing a drop in commodities, and how to trade it, with the Fast Money traders.
European stocks sink on concerns the EU summit did not do enough to address the euro zone debt crisis. Italian borrowing costs remain near record highs in a 1-year note auction, and the Dax closes at its lowest level this month.
U.S. futures start the week down. European equity markets are lower over concerns about the European Summit agreement. Moody's says the agreement offers few solutions and Italian yields rise despite a successful T-bill auction
U.S. futures are down on concerns about the euro zone agreement. Europe is slightly negative as Moody's says the European agreement offers few solutions for the euro zone debt crisis. Moody's also reiterates its intent to review European sovereign debt. Italy sells $7 billion euros worth of T-bills. And Asian markets are mixed on Chinese policy anxieties.
Jin Liqun, China Investment Corporation chairman of the board of supervisors, discusses investing in the U.S. and the importance of the European Union to the global economy, with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo. He also addresses China's belief that Europe has to work out a convincing plan and says his country would be interested in investing in Europe's infrastructure.
Now that the "Arab Spring" is turning into the "Arab Winter" the former prime minister writes, "the challenge emerging from the changes taking place is so big that we had better put in place a common Western strategy or we'll find that national approaches are totally irrelevant to shape events there."
There was a little progress to celebrate in Europe but that doesn't mean the end of volatility, says Hank Smith, chief investment officer, Haverford Investments. With Clem Chambers, CEO of ADVFN.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs offers analysis of the European close. European averages were up today on the euro summit deal. There are still many questions remaining, he says.
CNBC's Rebecca Meehan takes a look at the European markets reaction to EU Summit talks, and looks at the German and Italian bond markets.
CNBC's Rebecca Meehan & Patricia Szarvas take a look at how markets are faring in Europe, and CNBC's Christine Tan breaks down the Asian markets.
The U.S. economy may still be struggling to recover from a recession that began three years ago, but there is a silver lining. According to business consulting firm AlixPartners, a weak dollar and rising wages in China have helped U.S. manufacturers close the competitiveness gap with their Chinese counterparts for the first time since 2007.
Dhiren Sarin, Chief Technical Strategist, Asia-Pacific at Barclays Capital, gives his technical analysis of the markets.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs, Bob Pisani, and Fast Money's Guy Adami take a look at European shares extending losses after the ECB news conference.
Adrian Mowat, Chief Asian and Emerging Markets Equity Strategist at JPMorgan Securities discusses his key trading ideas for emerging markets equities in 2012.